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Clarksville,TN 37044
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Bachelor of Arts in Instrumental Performance

Bachelor of Arts in Instrumental Music Education

Bachelor of Arts in Vocal Performance

Bachelor of Arts in Music Major with Liberal Studies

Bachelor of Science in Music Major with Liberal Studies


The Austin Peay State University Department of Music is an active and highly visible component of the Clarksville Community. Composed of approximately 180 music majors and 32 full-time and adjunct faculty, the Department of Music is the largest producer of cultural events in the Clarksville area. Housed in a state-of-the-art facility completed in 1990, students in the department practice, rehearse, and attend classes in a comfortable environment that is conducive to their creative and intellectual development. Performances take place in the George and Sharon Mabry Concert Hall, a 600 seat concert theatre that is regarded as one of the finest acoustical environments in the Southeast. Recent technology upgrades have included a 25 seat computer lab, "smart" classrooms, a completely digitized listening lab, and a video production facility.

Notable Alumni Include: Vanessa Cobb - Vanessa Cobb is the director of instrumental music at Rossview Middle School. Previously, Mrs. Cobb was the 6th grade band director for White House Heritage Elementary, K-2 General Music teacher at Robert F. Woodall Primary School, and the assistant director for White House Heritage Elementary School. Cobb completed a Master of Music in Instrumental Conducting and a Master of Music in Education at APSU in 2013 where she was named an Outstanding Graduate Assistant. While a masters student at APSU, Cobb was the graduate assistant for the athletic bands. She helped with rehearsals and wrote marching band drill. She also helped to organize and efficiently run the GOMB. Prior to her position at RMS, Cobb was the Assistant Director of Athletic Bands at APSU. She was also the band director at NWHS in Clarksville, TN. She is a member of NAfME, MTSBOA, and TBA.

Faculty Info: Meghan Berindean, Virginia Boaz, Eric Branscome, Molly Breckling, Michael Chandler, Bo Clayton, Jan Corrothers, Emily Hanna Crane, Sara Crigger, Jennifer Denk, Andrew Dunn, Robert Eason, Korre Foster, Michelle Fraley, Amy Gillick, Patricia Halbeck, Debra Hollis, David Kirkman, Sharon Mabry, Simone Parker, Zachary Pentecost, Addison Perkins, Spencer Prewitt, Michael Reynolds, Michael Ritter.

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